With the recent discussion surrounding the importance of wilderness areas, I've been reminiscing about my time in Zion National Park. I knew even before embarking on this trip that I would be amazed by the scenery of Southern Utah, but nothing could have prepared me for the immensity of Zion Canyon. We were driving from … Continue reading Zion National Park
If you know me in any capacity, you’re already aware that I’m a bit of a strategist. I truly enjoy organizing and planning events, especially when it comes to hiking or traveling. So for my journey on the Pacific Crest Trail, you can bet I’m up for the challenge. Each and every person goes into … Continue reading A Five Month Adventure – How Am I Preparing?
In April 2018 I begin my solo trek of thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. What this means is I’ll be setting foot on the trail at the southern terminus in Campo, Calif., at the Mexican border and hiking 2,663 miles through California, Oregon, and Washington, past the northern terminus and into Manning Park, British Columbia. You … Continue reading Here’s To A New Beginning
If you come across a great opportunity, do not hesitate to make the jump. Just last month I made the last minute decision to indulge in a holiday vacation and booked a flight to Paris! Before I knew it, I was tuning in to Coffee Break French and other podcasts to learn the essential phrases. … Continue reading Discover Paris
One of the highlights of our Norway trip was the hike to Trolltunga. Trolltunga is the rock formation at the finale of the hike and is named so for its resemblance to a troll's tongue. It juts out from the side of the cliff and lies 2,300 ft over Lake Ringedalsvatnet with glimpses of the Folgefonna … Continue reading Trolltunga
One of my favorite activities we did while in Norway was the Via Ferrata Loen. It was quite the drive from Stavanger, where we started our journey by car, but well worth it. If you make your way to this location, I suggest flying into Bergen and making your way up to Loen from there. … Continue reading Via Ferrata Loen
After hopping a flight from Oslo to Stavanger, we rented a car and journeyed northward. We spent most of our time in Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane counties, and for my first trip to Norway, I wouldn't have it any other way. Traveling throughout these counties, we stayed at a different Airbnb every night. Each place … Continue reading Norwegian Countryside: Cozy Cottages and Scenic Drives